Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Jan
    27
    PHS Rain Check workshop
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Fishtown Community Library, 1217 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    PHS Rain Check workshop

    January 27, 2020
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Fishtown Community Library, 1217 E Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
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    The Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution that would otherwise end up in our creeks and rivers. Are you interested in getting a free rain barrel or reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers? 


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  • Feb
    1
    Getaway at the Greenhouse
    All Day
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

    Getaway at the Greenhouse

    February 1, 2020
    All Day
    Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA
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    From Saturday, February 1 through Sunday, February 16, beat the winter blues by escaping into this green oasis while enjoying live music, Jungle Rock Recess, cocktails and a cash bar, a giant sandbox, games, and food truck vendors at The Greenhouse.  

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  • Feb
    1
    Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    PHS Headquarters 100 N. 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training

    February 1, 2020
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 1 hour
    PHS Headquarters 100 N. 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Become a PHS Tree Tender! Join us for 9 hours of hands on training that will cover tree biology, identification, planting, maintenance, and community engagement. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs.

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